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Optimizing PHP performance by using fully-qualified function calls

Today, a little conversation on Twitter escalated rather quickly. Apparently PHP runs function calls differently depending on namespaced or non namespaced context. When calling functions in a namespaced context, additional actions are triggered in PHP which result in slower execution. In this article, I'll explain what happens and how you can speed up your application.

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21 Dec 2016 | Comments | Tags: php performance

GrumPHP approves Bitbucket Pipelines!

Today, my invitation for Bitbucket Pipelines Beta got accepted! For those who haven't heard about it: Pipelines is a Continuous Delivery tool integrated in Bitbucket. When you push your changes to your Bitbucket repository, it will spin up a Docker container and run the actions you specify. I was quite exited about the concept and immediately started to set up an automated test scenario with GrumPHP.

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15 Jun 2016 | Comments | Tags: php grumphp docker

Authenticating with X.509 client certificates

Last week, I was diving in different authentication systems for API's. One of the better ways of authentication is through X.509 client certificates. This one is a bit is harder to set-up, but sure is secure, manageable and powerful. While searching for documentation on the subject, I was surprised there weren't a lot of good articles. In this article, I will try to explain every step as easy as possible.

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07 Dec 2015 | Comments | Tags: ssl authentication symfony php

Hijacking your code with streams

Lately, you might have noticed that streams are getting more important in the PHP scene. They are for example widely used in PSR-7 and implemented in Diactoros. Yesterday I was scrolling down the issues list of phpspec and bumped in on a pull request. This pull request shows that it is possible to convert code in-memory and later require the modified content to be executed. Wow, that is awesome! Let's take a look at it.

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26 Oct 2015 | Comments | Tags: php streams

PHPBenelux 2014

Last weekend, the annual PHPBenelux conference took place. With a small delegation of the phpro crew, I went to Kontich for 2 days filled with talks, fun and pleasure. In this article you can find a small summary of the talks that inspired me.

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27 Jan 2014 | Comments | Tags: conference php php-benelux

Validating your PHP code on the fly

It's amazing how much time you can loose while running PHP tests. First you alter your code or test. Next you start your test and wait for it to finish. Finally you find out you messed up and start the process all over again. In this article I am going to show you how to automate PHP testing, so you can focus on adding business value to your application.

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21 Jan 2014 | Comments | Tags: grunt phpspec zf2 php

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